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Non-aqueous ink

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:00:00 EST

[Problem to be solved] A non-aqueous ink, which has excellent pigment dispersion stability and can achieve reduction or elimination of print-through, thereby achieving high print density, is disclosed. [Solution] The non-aqueous ink contains at least a pigment and an organic solvent, wherein the organic solvent contains a five-membered heterocyclic compound having a C═O bond in an amount of 50 mass % or more of the organic solvent, and the content of a polymer component in the ink is 20 mass % or less relative to the pigment.



Dispersion medium comprising monocarboxylic esters for preparations of solids

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:00:00 EST

The invention concerns a composition comprising as component (A): 10% to 97% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition, of one or more monocarboxylic esters of the general formula R1—CO—OR2, in which R1 is a saturated or unsaturated, branched or straight-chain, aliphatic group having 11 to 23 carbon atoms and R2 is a branched or straight-chain aliphatic group, a cycloaliphatic group or aromatic group having 1 to 13 carbon atoms, and the sum of the carbon atoms of the groups R1 and R2 is not more than 30, the monocarboxylic ester or esters possessing a boiling point of more than 250° C. under a standard pressure of 101.3 kPa, and as component (B): 3% to 90% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition, of one or more dispersants, the composition possessing a viscosity at 25° C. of less than 5000 mPas. The invention further concerns the use of the composition as a dispersion medium, millbases obtained from the composition, and the use of the millbases.



Chemically resistant glass composition for the manufacture of glass reinforcing strands

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to a chemically resistant glass composition for the production of reinforcing strands which comprises the following constituents within the limits defined below, expressed in mol %: SiO2 67-72%; ZrO2 5-9.5%, preferably ≧7.5%; R2O (R=Na, K and Li) 11-17%; Li2O 0-5.5%; K2O 0-5.5%; Na2O



Hydraulic cements, methods and products

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 08:00:00 EST

Non-aqueous hydraulic cement compositions comprise a non-aqueous mixture of a powder composition and a non-aqueous water-miscible liquid. In one embodiment, powder composition is a Brushite or Monetite-forming calcium phosphate powder composition. In another embodiment, the powder composition comprises porous β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) granules and at least one additional calcium phosphate powder. In another embodiment, the powder composition comprises calcium silicate powder. In a further embodiment, the powder composition comprises calcium aluminate powder. In another embodiment, the powder composition is a cement composition and comprises nanopowders having a grain size of less than 1 micron. Hardened cements are formed from such hydraulic cement compositions, and methods of producing hardened cements, kits, and articles of manufacture employ such hydraulic cement compositions.



Cyclodextrin compositions, articles, and methods

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Cyclodextrin compositions including one or more radiation polymerizable monomers and a cyclodextrin inclusion complex, the cyclodextrin inclusion complex including a cyclodextrin compound and an olefinic inhibitor of an ethylene generation in produce, are coated onto packaging materials and cured. Treated containers and treated package inserts having the cured cyclodextrin compositions are useful in packaging of respiring plant materials.



Ternesite used as an additive in Portland cement

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to the production of ternesite clinkers containing 20 to 100% by weight C5S2$ and less than 15% by weight C4A3$, and to the use of ternesite as an additive to Portland cement or Portland composite cement, and to a binder containing 20 to 95% by weight Portland cement (clinker) and 80 to 5% by weight ternesite (clinker).



Method for producing ternesite-belite calcium sulfoaluminate clinker

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to the production of a ternesite-belite-calcium sulfoaluminate (ferrite) clinker. The invention also relates to the use of alternative raw materials for clinker production, for example raw materials based on industrial byproducts, including those of low quality, such as lump slag and ash having a low glass content and/or a high free lime content and/or a high content of crystalline high-temperature phases, as well as naturally occurring rocks and rock glasses of comparative chemical composition.



Polypeptide solution, artificial polypeptide fiber production method and polypeptide purification method using same

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A polypeptide solution of the present invention is a polypeptide solution in which a polypeptide derived from natural spider silk proteins is dissolved in a solvent. The solvent contains at least one selected from the following (i)-(iii): (i) DMSO; (ii) DMSO with an inorganic salt; and (iii) DMF with an inorganic salt. Further, in the present invention, an artificial polypeptide fiber is obtained by: using the polypeptide solution as a dope solution; and extruding the dope solution from a spinneret into a desolvation bath so as to eliminate the solvent from the dope solution and form a fiber to produce an undrawn yarn. Moreover, in the present invention, a polypeptide is purified by subjecting the polypeptide solution to heat treatment and thereafter removing an undissolved substance therefrom. Thus, the present invention provides the polypeptide solution whose solute has high solubility and solvent itself is low cost, and that allows dissolution at high temperatures and has high safety: a method for producing an artificial polypeptide fiber: and a method for purifying a polypeptide.



Binders and materials made therewith

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A curable aqueous composition is disclosed comprising a carbohydrate, a crosslinking agent, and an amine base, wherein the curable aqueous composition has a pH adjusted by the amine base. Further disclosed is a method of forming a curable aqueous solution.



Low VOC colorants with non tip drying

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A colorant composition for tinting or coloring surface coverings or paint is. provided that has a low volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration, alkylphenoi ethoxylate surfactants (APE) free and hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) free. Additionally, the colorant composition has performance properties substantially equal to or better than tinters possessing high VOC concentrations. The colorant composition includes a colorant component, a dispersant including a polyamide, a surface active agent, water, and optional additives, The polyamide is a high molecular weight polyamide.having at least two anchoring amines, and the surface active agent includes phosphoric acid, phosphate esters, or salts thereof.



Process, dispersions and use

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A process for preparing an encapsulated pigment dispersion suitable for use in an ink jet printing ink comprising the following steps in the order I) followed by II): I) providing a dispersion comprising a pigment, a liquid medium and a dispersant comprising the repeat units from copolymerizing the ethylenically unsaturated monomers in components a) to c):a) from 75 to 97 parts of one or more hydrophobic ethylenically unsaturated monomers comprising at least 50 parts benzyl (meth)acrylate;b) from 3 to 25 parts one or more hydrophilic ethylenically unsaturated monomers having one or more ionic group(s);c) from 0 to 2 parts of one or more hydrophilic ethylenically unsaturated monomers having a hydrophilic non-ionic group; and wherein the parts are by weight and the sum of the parts a) to c) add up to 100; II) cross-linking the dispersant in the presence of the pigment and the liquid medium.



Highly loaded concentrate pellets and preparation of the same

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A highly loaded concentrate pellet composition includes an active ingredient in a concentration of at least about 60% by weight, and a low molecular weight binder in a concentration of up to about 35% by weight. The active ingredient is evenly dispersed in the binder. The binder has a melting point that permits the composition to melt under shear in an extruder. The binder is non-metallocene and non-stearic.



Curable mixture

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a curable mixture suitable for obtaining “easy-to-clean” properties in the cured mixture, comprising at least one mineral binder, a powder comprising at least one fluoroorganyl-substituted silicon compound encapsulated in a water-soluble polymer, the amount of the silicon compound being 0.001% to 8% by weight, based on the present mixture, and optionally further adjuvants, and also to a process for preparing the mixture and to the use thereof. The invention further relates to a water-redispersible powder and also to a corresponding intermediate for use in the curable mixture in order to obtain “easy-to-clean” properties in the cured mixture. Also claimed, furthermore, is a process for preparing the powder, and the use thereof.



Conversion of corn gluten meal into a solid article through the use of a non-toxic additive

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are fast-curing, inexpensive corn-gluten resin compositions, methods for making them, methods for forming them into solid articles. In some embodiments, the resin composition includes corn meal gluten and a non-toxic organic acid.



Active energy ray-curable inkjet ink composition and printed material using same

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is an ink composition used in active energy ray-curable inkjet printing, which has excellent curing property, discharge property, storage stability, and compatibility with various substrates. The inkjet ink composition of the present invention includes at least two types of polymerizable compounds selected from a group consisting of (A) 2-(2-vinyloxyethoxy) ethyl acrylate, (B) N-vinyl caprolactam, and (C) at least one type of bifunctional acrylate monomer including at least a diacrylate having a molecular weight of 250 or less.



Disk and process for producing base material for disk, and disk roll

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a process for producing a base material for disks of disk rolls, in which the disk roll contains a rotating shaft and a plurality of the disks fitted on the rotating shaft by insertion whereby the outer peripheral surface of the disks serves as a conveying surface, in which the process contains molding a slurry raw material containing inorganic fibers, an inorganic filler having an aspect ratio of from 1 to 25 and an inorganic binder into a plate shape; and drying the molded plate.



Trivalent chromium passivation and pretreatment composition and method for zinc-containing metals

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Aqueous compositions useful as pretreatments prior to painting and to prevent the formation of white rust in the uncoated condition include an organopolyphosphonic acid or salt thereof, an organosilane, and a trivalent chromium compound. A method for treating a surface of a zinc-containing metal includes contacting the surface with an aqueous composition including an organopolyphosphonic acid or salt thereof, an organosilane, and a trivalent chromium compound. The composition may also include an agent for reducing hydrophilicity, such as a polyacrylic acid. The aqueous composition has been found to be particularly well-suited for treating a zinc-containing metal to passivate the surface, improve paint adhesion, and/or improve corrosion resistance.



Non-aqueous rapid setting drywall compound and method of use

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A non-aqueous drywall compound being the combination of a first component mixture of acetone, a non-aqueous liquid adhesive containing ethyl cyanoacrylate, and a powder containing calcium sulfate hemihydrate (plaster of Paris), the mixture being a pliable putty capable of adhering to gypsum wallboard or similar work surfaces. The second component of the drywall compound is an accelerator or activator containing acetone and toluene. The first component is applied to a defect in a work surface using a spreading tool and the second component is then applied to the exposed surface of the first component, such as by spraying or brushing, whereupon the drywall compound cures, hardens or sets within less than ten minutes to a state capable of being sanded into a smooth, hard surface and painted.



Cement composition containing dune sand and limestone powder, concrete products and method for making concrete products

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A raw batch composition for concrete or concrete wherein the raw batch composition comprises Portland cement of about 15 wgt. % to about 45 wgt. % and dune sand preferably red dune sand is present in an amount of about 40 wgt. %. The dune sand has a particle size of less than or equal to 45 microns. The composition also includes limestone powder ranging from about 15 wgt. % to 45 wgt. % with particle sizes less than or equal to 45 microns to form a base material. To this base material suitable amounts of fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, water and superplasticizer are added. A method for producing a cast concrete product having a compressive strength of between 62 MPa and 90 MPa is disclosed. The method comprises a step of providing Portland cement, dune sand and limestone powder.



Scale-shaped filmy fines dispersion

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a scale-shaped filmy fines dispersion. More specifically, scale-shaped filmy fines are subjected to a treatment for keeping the scale-shaped filmy fines from easily settling out. In the case of a metallic pigment using the scale-shaped filmy fines, the scale-shaped filmy fines are dispersed in the ink. As a result, nozzle clogging can be prevented, and the obtained print can achieve abundant metallic luster. The scale-shaped filmy fines dispersion contains, in a solvent, scale-shaped filmy fines obtained by finely grinding a simple metal, an alloy, or a metal compound. The scale-shaped filmy fines have a mean length of 0.5 μm or more and 5.0 μm or less, a maximum length of 10 μm or less, a mean thickness of 5 nm or more and 100 nm or less, and an aspect ratio of 20 or more.



Process for producing silica-based fine particle dispersion sols, silica-based fine particle dispersion sol, coating composition containing the dispersion sol, curable coating film, and substrate having the curable coating film

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Provided are silica-based fine particle dispersion sols, processes for producing the sols, coating compositions containing the dispersion sol, curable coating films obtained from the coating composition, and substrates having the coating film. A process includes (1) mixing an aqueous aluminate solution to an alkaline silica sol which contains water-dispersible silica fine particles in a given ratio; (2) heating the mixture liquid obtained in the step (1) to 60 to 200° C. and stirring the mixture liquid at the temperature for 0.5 to 20 hours; and (3) contacting the mixture liquid obtained in the step (2) with a cation exchange resin to remove by ion exchange alkali metal ions contained in the mixture liquid and thereby controlling the pH of the mixture liquid to be in the range of 3.0 to 6.0.



Binders

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An un-reacted substantially formaldehyde free curable binder solution for binding loose matter consists essentially of a solution obtainable by dissolving a reducing sugar, an ammonium salt acid precursor, optionally a carboxylic acid or a precursor thereof and optionally ammonia in water.



Cardanol-modified silane coupling agent, cardanol-modified filler, and cellulose resin composition

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An exemplary embodiment provides a cardanol-modified silane coupling agent, which can improve strength and toughness by improving adhesion at an interface between a filler and a cellulose resin when being used as a surface-treatment agent, a resin additive, or the like; a cardanol-modified filler subjected to a surface treatment with the cardanol-modified silane coupling agent; and a cellulose resin composition having excellent toughness. More specifically, the exemplary embodiment provides a cardanol-modified silane coupling agent obtained by reacting cardanol or a derivative thereof with an epoxy silane coupling agent or an isocyanate silane coupling agent; a cardanol-modified filler obtained by subjecting a filler to a surface treatment with the cardanol-modified silane coupling agent; a cellulose resin composition comprising the cardanol-modified filler and a cellulose resin; and a cellulose resin composition comprising the cardanol-modified silane coupling agent, a filler and a cellulose resin.



Friction material composition, friction material using the same, and friction member

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a friction material composition comprising: a binder; a fibrous base material; an abrasive material; an inorganic filler; and an organic filler, wherein the friction material composition further comprises:at least one selected from the group consisting of zinc, a cellulose fiber as the fibrous base materials and a flame retardant fiber as the fibrous base materials;an iron-based fiber as the fibrous base material in an specified amount; andan inorganic abrasive material having a Mohs hardness of 8 or higher and a particle size of 1 μm or larger as the abrasive material in an amount of 1 wt % or less. The present invention can provide a friction material composition which is less destructive to facing materials compared to conventional products, which has a high friction coefficient upon braking when used in repeated braking during high-speed traveling, and which is capable of suppressing pad wear and uneven pad wear, in the case that the friction material composition is formed into a brake pad for passenger cars. The present invention can also provide a friction material and a friction member using this friction material composition.



Thermal ink jet ink composition

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An inkjet ink includes an organic solvent, a resin, a surfactant, and a colorant. The ink has a decap time of at least about 1 minute.



Coating liquid for ink jet and ink jet recording method using the same

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A coating liquid comprising: an oxazoline group-containing resin; an alkanediol having 7 or more carbon atoms; a surfactant; and water.



Ceramic inks for inkjet printers

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Ceramic inkjet inks comprising ceramic inorganic pigments having average particle size between 0.1 and 0.8 μm, an organic medium and a dispersant, the dispersant being the reaction product of a polyethyleneimine with a homo- or co-polyester based on lactic acid, and method for decorating green or fired ceramic bodies by the use of the above ceramic inkjet inks.



Methods and compositions for coating aluminum substrates

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to methods and compositions for coating aluminum substrates. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method of applying a coating on an aluminum substrate including contacting the aluminum substrate with a first solution. The first solution can include a zinc metal salt, a sugar acid or alkali metal salt thereof, and an alkali metal hydroxide. The method can also include contacting the aluminum substrate with a second solution. The second solution can include a molybdate salt, an alkanolamine, and a fluorine acid. Other embodiments are also included herein.



Surface treatment composition, inkjet printable article and method of making the same

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A surface treatment composition for inkjet media includes: at least one surface sizing agent selected from the group consisting of starch, starch derivatives, polymeric materials, and combinations thereof; and an ink fixative selected from the group consisting of at least one high valence metallic salt, at least one high valence complex poly-salt, and combinations thereof. The ink fixative is present in the surface treatment composition from about 10 weight% to about 50 weight% of the surface treatment composition. The at least one high valence metallic salt and the at least one high valence complex poly-salt have a valence greater than divalent. Additionally included are a method of making and a system for printing the surface treated media; and an inkjet printable paper.



Reduced salt precipitation in carbohydrate containing binder compositions

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.



Antimony compounds useful for deposition of antimony-containing materials

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Precursors for use in depositing antimony-containing films on substrates such as wafers or other microelectronic device substrates, as well as associated processes of making and using such precursors, and source packages of such precursors. The precursors are useful for deposition of Ge2Sb2Te5 chalcogenide thin films in the manufacture of nonvolatile Phase Change Memory (PCM) or for the manufacturing of thermoelectric devices, by deposition techniques such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD).



Hydrophilic coatings, articles, coating compositions and methods

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A coating composition which imparts antifog, antireflective, easy-cleaning, and/or antistatic properties to substrates coated therewith. The coating compositions utilize nanoparticles funtionalized with amine groups and/or protected amine groups, and amine-reactive groups.



Non-aqueous polyurethane coating compositions

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a non-aqueous coating composition comprising: 1) 75 to 99 wt. %, preferably 85 to 95 wt. % of a hard urethane(meth)acrylate polymer or oligomer; and2) 1 to 25 wt. %, preferably 5 to 15 wt. % of a soft unsaturated urethane(meth)acrylate polymer or oligomer containing allophanate groups.



Method of forming opaque layer, recording process, ink set, ink cartridge, and recording apparatus

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method of forming an opaque layer includes forming a first layer by discharging droplets of an ink composition containing a metallic pigment on a record medium by an ink-jet recording process and forming a second layer by discharging droplets of an ink composition containing a white pigment on the record medium by an ink-jet recording process. The opaque layer is formed on the record medium on the side where the first layer and the second layer are formed in a region where the first layer and the second layer overlap each other.



Cellulose ester film, method of manufacturing the same, polarizing plate and liquid crystal display

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An object of this invention is to provide a cellulose ester film which satisfies the requirement 0.95



Noble metal fine particle, method for withdrawing noble metal fine particles, and method for producing noble metal fine particle dispersed material using withdrawn noble metal fine particles

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a noble metal fine particle with a protein adsorbed thereon, including a noble metal fine particle, and a protein adsorbed on a surface of the noble metal fine particle. The protein has an isoelectric point in a range of pH 4.0 to 7.5. An amount of the protein adsorbed is in a range of 3 to 55.1 wt % with respect to a total weight of the noble metal fine particle and the protein. The noble metal fine particle with a protein adsorbed thereon according to the present invention has excellent redispersibility. That is, by adjusting the pH of a noble metal fine particle dispersed liquid to the isoelectric point of the proteins and allowing the noble metal fine particles to be aggregated without adding a degrading enzyme that degrades the proteins to the noble metal fine particle dispersed liquid, it is possible to allow the noble metal fine particles with proteins adsorbed thereon withdrawn from the noble metal fine particle dispersed liquid to have an average particle diameter that is not increased significantly even after they are redispersed in another dispersion medium.



Method for manufacturing of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMS)

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The method includes subjecting the pozzolans in crushed state to a high energetic mechanical processing by grinding in a grinding equipment, whereby the pozzolan particles receive mechanical impulses, and the grinding is carried out for a predetermined time resulting in a compressive strength of a 2 inch side cube of mortar having 80% Portland cement and 20% natural pozzolan in a ratio of 1:2.75 to standard sand and in addition water required to obtain a flow of the mortar according to American standard ASTM C 109, which has been properly compacted under vibration and hardened at +20° C. in sealed condition, which after 28 days is ≧75% of the compressive strength of a 2 inch side cube, treated as the cube, of a mortar having a ratio of Portland cement:sand of 1:2.75 and water corresponding to 48.5% of the weight of Portland cement.



CO2-capturing binder, production method thereof based on the selection, purification and optimisation of carbide lime, and agglomerates having an environmental activity

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to CO2 capturing binder with an amortized environmental cost, the method of manufacture thereof by means of selecting, purifying and optimizing the carbide lime paste for use as a cementing material, and aggregates for the manufacture of lime paints and slurries, stuccos, mortars and concretes having multiple applications in the construction industry, in architectural restoration, in public works and land conditioning, object of the present invention. It is basically characterized in that the raw material is the residue in the form of sludge generated in the industrial manufacture of acetylene (C2H2) from calcium carbide (CaC2) the fundamental component of which is calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) in highly reactive nanometric formations treated in a specific manner according to the invention.



Cement that is resistant to internal sulfate reactions and to external sulfate attacks

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a novel cement which makes possible the preparation of concrete, grout or mortar which is resistant to internal sulfate reactions and to external sulfate attacks, and also the use of this cement for the preparation of concrete, grout or mortar.



Hydraulic binder with low clinker content

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A hydraulic binder includes, in parts by mass: (a) from 20 to 60 parts of Portland clinker; (b) from 20 to 40 parts of slag; and (c) from 0 to 60 parts of inorganic material other than the clinker and the slag; the sum of (a), (b) and (c) being equal to 100 parts; which binder further includes a slag activator including, relative to 100 parts of the sum of (a) and (b): from 1.4 to 6.55 parts of alkali metal salt, expressed as equivalent-Na2O; and from 1.1 to 11.0 parts of calcium sulfate, expressed as SO3.



Fire protection mortar

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A composition for the preparation of a fire protection mortar comprising 45 to 70% by weight of cement binder,8 to 20% by weight calcite,8 to 20% by weight mica,0 to 5% by weight of xonotlite,0.1 to 20% by weight of expanded perlite,0.1 to 10% by weight of fibers,0.01 to 2% by weight of air entrainer and foaming agent,0.01 to 2% by weight of processing aids.



Nepheline syenite powder with controlled particle size and novel method of making same

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An ultra-fine nepheline syenite powder produced from a pre-processed nepheline syenite powder feedstock. The powder having a “controlled” maximum grain size D95 or D99 of less than about 20 microns and a “controlled” minimum grain size D5 in the range of 2-8 microns with a particle size spread D5-D95 of less than about 12 microns.



Greenish blue pigment, colorant composition containing said pigment, and image recording material

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An object is to overcome the drawbacks of conventional blue phthalocyanine pigments upon the formation of images, and to develop a blue pigment that can satisfactorily exhibit a greenish blue color high in chroma and excellent in colorfulness, brightness, dispersibility, hue, tinting power and the like and that is applicable to various image recording methods. The object can be achieved by a greenish blue pigment, which exhibits a greenish blue hue of high chroma and contains a pigment represented by the following formula (I): wherein the number, m, of substituent phthalimidomethyl group(s) is in a range of 1.0≦m≦5.0, and the number, n, of a substituent sulfonic group R1 is in a range of 0.05≦n≦1.0.



Artificial stone and method of making same

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A lightweight artificial stone system comprises a plurality of artificial stones, each of the artificial stones formed of at least some portion of cement, expanded glass, the lightweight artificial stones having a density in the range of between about 30 and 70 pounds per cubic foot.



Process for improving the transfer properties of bitumen

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Additives may be used to lower the set up point for bitumen thereby allowing it to be transported from place to place more easily. Additives useful for lowering the set up point of bitumen include alkylphenol formaldehyde resins and oxyalkylated alkylphenol formaldehyde resins; amines and esters; solvents; and combinations thereof.



Composition for preparing polysaccharide fibers

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Solutions formed by combining poly(α(1→3) glucan) with CS2 in aqueous alkali metal hydroxide solution have been shown to produce the xanthated form of the poly(+(1→3) glucan). The solutions so formed have been shown to be useful for solution spinning into fiber of poly(α(1→3) glucan) when the spun fiber is coagulated in an acidic coagulation bath. The fibers so produced exhibit desirable physical properties. The poly(α(1→3) glucan) employed was synthesized by fermentation.



Inkjet recording ink set, inkjet recording method, and recorded matter

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An inkjet recording ink set including a black ink and color inks, wherein the black ink and the color inks each contain at least a dye, a water-soluble solvent and water and each have a viscosity of 5 mPa-s to 20 mPa-s at 25° C., and wherein the respective color inks each satisfy a mass ratio relationship of S/W≧1, and the black ink satisfies a mass ratio relationship of S/W



Wetness indicating ink compositions

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method of printing on a hygienic article includes applying droplets of an ink composition with an ink jet printer to a surface of a hygienic article to form a desired image. The ink composition includes an organic solvent, a water-soluble binder resin including hydroxypropylcellulose, and a water-soluble dye. The image acts as a wetness indicator by dissolving in an aqueous fluid.



Ink formulation

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The disclosed invention relates to the use of molybdenum (VI) peroxo complex containing an amino acid, such as MoO(O2)2(GLY)(H2O), in marking applications, as well as to ink formulations comprising such complexes.



Inks for inkjet printers

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Method for decorating green or fired ceramic bodies by inkjet printing comprising the use of a ceramic inkjet ink which is prepared by milling a ceramic inorganic pigment in an organic medium in the presence of a dispersant which is the reaction product of a polyethyleneimine and a ricinoleic acid polyester, until the average particle size of the pigment is between 0.1 and 0.8 μm.